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Nov. 15


Every now and then a band releases a song that places it firmly in the pantheon of rock ‘n’ roll history. “Learning Slowly” is that song, courtesy of fuzzy-wuzzy Philly trio Purling Hiss, a riff-happy, noisy outfit led by guitarist Mike Polizze, also known for his experimental work with Birds of Maya. In addition to the pop-punk anthem-made-to-disorder feel of “Slowly,” Purling Hiss dabbles in psychedelia, grunge and drone on “Weirdon,” the trio’s latest album. You will forget any objections you had to hearing this band and simply submit once the shredding starts.

Landlines, The Woolen Men, Purling Hiss, 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, The Know, 2026 N.E. Alberta St. Info: 503-473-8729,

Nov. 16

Racket strings

L.A. trio Tennis System combine shoegaze, dream-pop, grunge, surf-punk and noise to create effects-enhanced music that puts you inside the echo chamber of their hellos. The group just released “Technicolour Blind,” which is sort of like listening to the waves that wash over your mind after you’ve passed out on the beach following an epic all-night party only to wake up with the hot sun baking your hungover face. It takes you a minute to realize where you are, but then you start grinning because you realize this is where you want to be, no matter how you feel.

Tennis System, 9 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16, Analog Cafe, 720 S.E. Hawthorne Blvd. Free. Info: 503-432-8079,

Photo Credit: COURTESY OF JOSH HOYER AND THE SHADOWBOXERS - The nine-piece Josh Hoyer and the Shadowboxers play funky, soulful blues and appeal to fans of Curtis Salgado to James Brown. Theyll play Duffs Garage, Nov. 18.

Nov. 18

What they’re drinkin’ in Lincoln

Hailing from Lincoln, Neb., Josh Hoyer & The Shadowboxers play funky, soulful blues and were named 2013’s “Best Soul/R&B” act at the Omaha Entertainment Awards. The band features nine, count ‘em, nine pieces who mine the classic veins of Stax, Motown, New Orleans, Philly and West Coast sounds to create a brassy, bold, dramatic music fans of everyone from Curtis Salgado to James Brown will dig. To get a taste of this great band’s sound, check out their YouTube video “Make Time for Love.”

Josh Hoyer & The Shadowboxers, 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18, Duff’s Garage, 2530 N.E. 82nd Ave. $10. Info: 503-234-2337,

Outstanding in their own field

Field Report calls Milwaukee, Wis., their home, and the town must like them since the mayor declared Oct. 22 “Field Report Day.” Why, you ask? It might be because the band plays fine, literate Americana as penned by Chris Porterfield, who originally played with

Justin Vernon (Bon Iver) in DeYarmond Edison. After that group broke up, Porterfield played with his new outfit, Conrad Plymouth, before forming Field Report. The band has opened for Counting Crows, Emmylou Harris and Aimee Mann and its latest record “Marigolden” echoes such efforts as Bruce Springsteen’s “Nebraska” and Deer Tick’s “Flag Day” with its sparse beauty.

Field Report, Hip Hatchet, 10 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18, Bunk Bar, 1028 S.E. Water Ave., $10 in advance, $12 day of show.

Info: 503-328-2865,

Quick hits

• Joyous folk musician Ellis plays a 7 p.m. show Friday, Nov. 14, at O’Connor’s Vault, 7850 S.W. Capitol Highway. $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Info:

• Dreamy pop rocker Springtime Carnivore (what a voice!) joins indie rockers Generationals for an all-ages show at 5 p.m., as well as a 21- and-over show at 9 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16, at the Doug Fir Lounge, 830 E. Burnside St. Info: 503-231-9663,

• Semi-heavy garage pop rockers Twin Peaks join groovy psych-rockers

Meatbodies for a show with Criminal Hygiene and Mope Grooves at 9 p.m. Monday, Nov. 17, at the Star Theater, 13 N.W. Sixth Ave. $10. Info: 503-345-7892,

• Metalcore rockers Every Time I Die wrote a song called “Underwater Bimbos.” Metalcore rockers The Ghost Inside wrote a song called “Avalanche.” These bands co-headline a bill with Architects, Hundredth and Backtrack at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18, at the Hawthorne Theatre, 1507 S.E. 39th Ave. All ages. $18.50 in advance, $20 at the door. Info: 503-233-7100,

• Acoustic Americana kings Steel Wheels join Birds of Chicago for a fine rootsy bill at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18, at the Alberta Rose Theatre 3000 N.E. Alberta St. $15 in advance, $17 at the door. Info: 503-719-6055.

• Critically acclaimed blues-folk musician Andrew Duhon plays with his New Orleans trio at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, in Mississippi Studios, 3552 N. Mississippi Ave. Info: 503- 288-3231,

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